Politics

Nelson/Creston candidates take stands on the environment

The three Nelson/Creston candidates have been busy for the past month on the campaign trail.

Voters go to the polls in the 40th Provincial Election is Tuesday, May 14.

It’s been quite a ride for the three Nelson/Creston candidates — incumbent Michelle Mungall of the BC NDP, Liberal Greg Garbula and Sjeng Derkx of the Green Party of BC — as the trio attended no less than nine all-candidates meetings and numerous private functions during the campaign.

COMMENT: Shadowy background to Harper’s war on science revealed

COMMENT: Shadowy background to Harper’s war on science revealed

Much has been written in the past year about the Harper government’s war on science.

SelfDesign students join young voters from across BC in Student Vote Election

Cobi Delfiner drops the ballot into the ballot box during Thursday's Student Vote at SelfDesign High School. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Cobi Delfiner is one of those undecided voters racking the brain before Tuesday’s 40th B.C. Provincial Election.

The SelfDesign student got a little practice before her first trip to the polls during the Student Vote Election at the Rosemont-based High School.

“I think it will kind of help me with the experience Tuesday,” Delfiner said minutes after dropping the ballot into the box at the SelfDesign polling station.

“I knew I was going to vote but I wasn’t really ready so it was good to have a practice session.”

Mungall promises $100-million increase in provincial education budget, Garbula and Derkx sceptical

Mungall promises $100 million increase in provincial education budget, Garbula and Derkx sceptical

An NDP government would add $100 million to the education budget, NDP incumbent candidate Michelle Mungall told a small crowd at an all-candidates meeting on education yesterday. “It would be a targeted budget item so school districts would not have any choice but to put it into the classrooms.”

COMMENT: Why Justin Trudeau may be more dangerous than Stephen Harper

Adrian Wyld/CP

Justin Trudeau just may be Canada's most dangerous man.

He of the throngs of adoring supporters, the pretty new face that promises to resurrect "Canada's party".

ANALYSIS: The elephant in an almost-empty Miners’ Hall

ANALYSIS: The elephant in an almost-empty Miners’ Hall

Last night a whopping 28 Rosslanders showed up at the Rossland Chamber of Commerce/Rossland Telegraph-sponsored all candidates’ forum at the Miners’ Hall, most of them the sort of highly-engaged and informed locals who regularly play their parts in the life of this community and all of whom entered the room last night with a well-developed sense of who they’ll vote for and who they’ll not. So not much was accomplished.

Final few opportunities to grill Nelson/Creston candidates

A chance to see how the Nelson/Creston candidates feel about Health Care Thursday at the Hume Hotel.

Two final opportunities to grill candidates in the Nelson/Creston riding on their views heading into the 40th B.C. Provincial Election, Tuesday, May 14, are on the slate for Wednesday and Thursday.

Wednesday, candidates Michelle Mungall (BC NDP), Sjeng Derkx (Green Party of BC) and Greg Garbula (BC Liberals) tackled the Education topic in a forum hosted by Trustees of the SD8 Board of Education.

OPINION: An update after disappointing Castlegar All Candidates Forum

OPINION: An update after disappointing Castlegar All Candidates Forum

Update:

Unfortunately, the really big news coming out of last night's All Candidate Forum in Castlegar was that less than one per cent of the Greater Castlegar population attended – roughly 55 people.

UPDATE: NDP incumbent Conroy responds to critical Kootenay Savings letter

UPDATE: NDP incumbent Conroy responds to critical Kootenay Savings letter

Update:

Letter to the Editor:

On May 7, President and CEO of Kootenay Savings Credit Union, Brent Tremblay, wrote a letter to local media outlining his concerns with the proposed capital tax on financial institutions that the NDP has discussed implementing if we win government on May 14. Firstly, I want to thank Brent for expressing his concerns and, having met and discussed this issue with him, I understand that as CEO he is responsible for the wellbeing of KSCU and its members.

Nelson City Council meeting May 6: tax exemptions for community groups, new zoning rules, the politics of arts and culture, Hall St. improvement

Nelson City Council meeting May 6: tax exemtions for community groups, new zoning rules, the politics of arts and culture, Hall

Hall St. Improvements: new consultant at public open house Thursday

Council has hired a consultant, the MMM Group, to develop the plans for the improvements to the Hall Street corridor. The consultant’s preliminary ideas for the project will be on display at a public open house on the second floor of city hall on Thursday, May 9 at 6:30.

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